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    1. March 17, 2014

      ‘Cosmic inflation’ data show Big Bang secrets

      Astronomers say they have found the first evidence of “gravitational waves”, ripples in the fabric of space-time, bolstering...

    2. October 18, 2013

      The sounds of science: how physics and music can help each other

      I can’t pretend ever to have fully grasped the space-time continuum but two minutes into a conversation with Heinrich...

    1. October 18, 2013

      Helen Arney: You’ve got to laugh

      Last month Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, hosted its first ever comedy night. OMG! (or Oxygen Magnesium for the...

    2. October 4, 2013

      Postcard from ... Antwerp: life in the old docks yet

      I’m standing outside a shabby concrete warehouse. Rusted hoists and towering cranes loom along the banks of the river...

    3. September 15, 2013

      Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK – review

      For three weeks in 1933, Albert Einstein, fleeing Nazi Germany for America, stayed in a beach hut near the Norfolk seaside...

    4. August 30, 2013

      The Diary: Philip Pullman

      At last I have discovered what social rank I am. Not that I ever wondered very hard about that, but still. I am a yeoman. We...

    5. April 19, 2013

      The precious letters of DNA

      Imagine for a moment that you have just stumbled on the secret of life, aka the structure of DNA. Thrilled, you pen a letter...

    6. October 19, 2012

      Turkish book on Darwin sparks outrage

      A series of books for primary schoolchildren, describing Charles Darwin as a Jew with a big nose who kept the company of...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… ALPHAVILLE Money as a passion, not a standard: Izzy asks if money and value, much like time, are a...

    8. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2012

      Money as a passion, not a standard

      Are money and value, much like time, a function of relativity rather than a definable and quantifiable substance? A while...

    9. September 28, 2012

      Boom and burst in outer space

      Many astronomers like nothing more than detecting mysterious explosions in deep space and then explaining the prodigious...

    10. September 28, 2012

      The attraction of opposites

      The Palazzo Madama in Turin is one of the most historically resonant buildings in the north of Italy: originally a Roman...

    11. September 21, 2012

      Pop music’s heart of Glass

      Here is a joke from one of my colleagues when we were talking recently about the future of classical music: “Have you heard...

    12. June 10, 2012

      The Physicists, Donmar Warehouse, London

      At first glance, the opening three shows under Josie Rourke as new artistic director have little in common: George...

    13. MBA blog

      April 4, 2012

      From the Super Bowl to a chilli cook-off

      Albert Einstein, when asked to explain his theory of relativity said; “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it...

    14. February 22, 2012

      Doubt cast on ‘faster than light’ finding

      Last year’s sensational finding that subatomic particles had travelled faster than light appears to have been due to...

    15. January 13, 2012

      Weird science

       How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival, by David Kaiser, Norton, RRP£17.99, 400...

    16. MBA blog

      December 6, 2011

      F is for failure and the future

      The last few weeks have seen the intensity grow as we run up to the holiday period – with the majority of our first term...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 22, 2011

      Venezuela's inflation quick fix?

      Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Whether or...

    18. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2011

      More evidence that Einstein overrated

      (If this is true then the Cut was published tomorrow at 6am.) European physicists have new evidence to support their claim...

    19. October 11, 2011

      Genius can change the world

      Talent “hits the target others cannot hit; genius hits the target others cannot see”, said Arthur Schopenhauer, the...

    20. October 7, 2011

      Mr Prime Minister, we like our credit cards

      “The prime minister was forced to change a passage in his original speech which appeared to call on people to pay off their...

    21. October 4, 2011

      Universe expansion experts win Nobel prize

      Three Americans whose studies of exploding faraway stars showed that the expansion of the universe is speeding up and it...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 29, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and more from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: The best way to tackle the Big Four Michel Barnier has shocked...

    23. September 28, 2011

      Super-charged eurozone fund won’t solve crisis

      If, as Albert Einstein observed, insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”,...

    24. September 23, 2011

      Q&A: Discovery with potential to break major dogma

      Why has Cern’s discovery of subatomic particles travelling faster than light caused such a scientific sensation? If...

    25. September 23, 2011

      The speed of light: if only...

      So Albert Einstein was the class dunce after all, and there really is something that is faster than light. Scientists at...

    26. September 22, 2011

      Experiment breaks speed of light barrier

      An experiment at Cern, the world’s largest physics laboratory, has shown particles apparently travelling faster than light –...

    27. July 15, 2011

      Masochists, mamma Mia and me

      Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter, and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

    28. July 8, 2011

      Free Radicals

      Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science, by Michael Brooks, Profile, RRP£12.99, 312 pages Fraud and data manipulation,...

    29. June 21, 2011

      Time for common sense on Greece

      Albert Einstein is reported to have said that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting...

    30. May 27, 2011

      What would Einstein make of bonds?

      “What did you learn at school today, dear?” “I learnt about Albert Einstein.” “Aha! A fascinating fellow. And an economist,...

    31. April 25, 2011

      There is more to business than analytics

      “Frame a challenging problem, then get out of the way!” This is the best piece of advice I’ve ever received from a colleague...

    32. April 1, 2011

      Doggy-bags at the Savoy Grill

      Sir David Tang, globetrotter, entrepreneur and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between homes in...

    33. March 31, 2011

      Succinct summary led to my error

      From Mr Paul F. Dowding. Sir, In response to the criticism by M. Paramasivam (Letters, March 28) of my published letter...

    34. February 18, 2011

      Small talk: Elif Shafak

      Elif Shafak is Turkey’s leading female novelist. Born in 1971, Shafak has published seven novels and two works of...

    35. January 11, 2011

      East and west converge on a problem

      How is the “great convergence” – the topic of last week’s column – going to shape the world in the 21st century? Happily, in...

    36. November 19, 2010

      Obama writes home about heroes

      Republicans aren’t the only presidential hopefuls releasing books this month. Barack Obama, who can reasonably be assumed to...

    37. September 30, 2010

      Sign here, please: investing in autographs

      Star power: Marilyn Monroe Heath Ledger is up, while Neil Armstrong is sky high. Tiger Woods is positively booming, but it...

    38. September 16, 2010

      Making sense of a ‘nonsensical world’

      For decades, the mind-boggling aspects of quantum theory tormented Albert Einstein, who could never get his mind around what...

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